byKapil Rider, Bhanu; Mullen, Laura; Polito, Robert; Yau, John
A prose panel from week 3 of the Summer Writing Program at Naropa in 2002, featuring Robert Polito the art of Jim Thompson discussing briefly Ida Lupino, Jim Thompson & the WPA and on the composition of his book on Thompson, Savage Beauty, ending with brief note on Bob Dylan's Time out of Mind and Love and Theft. Laura Mullen reads a cycle of vignettes on composition. John Yau reads an essay on Andy Worhol titled, "Double Self-Portrait." This panel is followed with a Q&A...
byKapil Rider, Bhanu; Owen, Maureen; Patton, Julie; Schelling, Andrew
First half of a faculty reading with Banu Kapil, Julie Patten, Andrew Schelling, Steve Lacy, and Maureen Owen. Schelling reads "Crossing the seas of Saint Brendan," "Sing's chair", and "The spiral path." Lacy accompanies Schelling in performing translations of classical Indian poetry. (Continues on 01P102).
Deborah Richards and Bhanu Kapil-Rider are the first half of a Summer Writing Program faculty reading, June, 2002. Deborah Richards reads her piece, "Parable." Bhanu Kapil-Rider reads from selections of The Wolfgirls of Midnapure, The Vertical Interrogation of Strangers, and The Autobiography of a Cyborg.
A reading, June 19, 2004 held at Naropa University including Eliot Katz and Rachel Levitsky. Katz reads new and old poem. Levitsky reads a selection of her translations of Zhang Er and ends with a lengthy reading from her manuscript in progress Neighbor. This is part 1 of 2.
A Kenneth Koch class at the Naropa Institute. This recording begins halfway through the class and consists primarily of Koch's answers to student questions. Koch discusses his teaching experience in public schools and at Columbia University, and his own process of writing and revision.
A Kenneth Koch lecture at the Naropa Institute. Koch offers advice for young writers--digressing frequently to speak of his experience writing, teaching, and reading, as well as his friendships with John Ashbery and Frank O'Hara.
A workshop, "Beat And Other Rebel Angels," taught by Joanne Kyger at the Naropa Institute October 1991. Kyger speaks extensively about the poet Jack Spicer; his work, his life and his death. Along the way Kyger comments on various central and ancillary figures populating the San Francisco Northbeach scence at mid-century.
Joanne Kyger presents a class at Naropa Institute in which she and the students discuss the culture and language of the Vinacoteca, a Mayan group in Chiapas, with special focus on their beliefs about "power animals," or "animal spirit companions." Kyger then gives students an in-class writing assignment and students read their assignments. This is the third class in a servies. This is tape 1 of 2.
This is the 12th class in Joanne Kyger's series on Compassion in Place. She focuses on various shamanic practices, in particular the use of crystals and medicine bags and reads certain myths/fables. This is class 12 of 12.
Joanne Kyger concludes a class at Naropa Institute, in which she and her students discuss the analysis of words and sounds in poetry, rationality and anti-rationality, and exile vs. acceptance of one's place as a person and writer. This is tape 2 of 2.
This is the second class in a series given by Joanne Kyger at the Naropa Institute in 1981 entitled Compassion for Place. Kyger looks heavily into Native American storytelling and poetry, focusing mainly on the plethora of Coyote Stories that are told in many different traditions, including here the Achomawi and Okanagan, and also on the works of native poets Jaime de Angulo and Simon Ortiz. This is class 1 of 12.
First lecture in Joanne Kyger's class on the poet as historical investigator, given as part of Naropa Institute's 1986 Summer Writing Program. Kyger explains the title of her lecture, quoting Ed Sanders on poetry's responsibility for the description of history. Kyger says that the "who am I" approach to poetry gets tedious, and that history is story. Most of the lecture focuses on the life and work of anthropologist and linguist Carobeth Tucker Laird. Kyger reads extensively from...
A class discussion led by Joanne Kyger on Gertrude Stein, July 1991. The biography of Stein from birth until death is based on a book by John Malcolm Brinnin called "The Third Rose: Gertrude Stein and Her Work." Biography includes major works and inspirations as well as personal anecdotes about Stein's life.
In this class Kyger finishes discussing Burroughs, and students read their papers. Kyger reads Burroughs' poem Thanksgiving Day 11-28-86. John Weiners is introduced with a detailed biography on him and his growing mental illness. Two poems from his Hotel Wentley collection, Poem for record players and Poem for painters, are read aloud by students. Kyger then gives a detailed biography of Bob Kaufman, and reads All those ships that never sailed from his book Ancient rain '56-'76. She also...
This is class II of a series taught by Joanne Kyger at the Naropa Institute in 1981 entitled Compassion for Place. Kyger continues to discuss Coyote in brief, but focuses the main part of the class on the poetry of Native American poet Simon Ortiz, which she reads extensively for about 40 minutes with light discussion of the work intermittently. This is class 2 of 12.
A class, "Beat And Other Rebel Angel's," taught by Joanne Kyger October 30, 1991. Tape 2 of 2, Kyger begins with a class read through of Whalen's poem "To The Muse," and ends with a brief discussion of Philip Whalen's novels.
This is class 11 in Joanne Kyger's summer of 1981 series Compassion for Place. In this class Kyger lectures on "Maya Land," the remaining peoples of the Chiapas Mexico-Guatemala borders, with particular emphasis on the Tzotzil speakers. She reads stories from their mythology, and some of her own works from her visit to the area, and discusses the fusion of their iconography with that of Christianity. Then the final 30 minutes of the class mostly consists of students reading their own...
Joanne Kyger presents a class at Naropa Institute in which she reads the poetry of Simon Ortiz and Lewis MacAdams, listens to an interview done with Ortiz by MacAdams, and discusses Ortiz's ideas and poetics. This is tape 1 of 2.
This is class 10 in Joanne Kyger's summer of 1981 series Compassion for Place. In this class Kyger talks about hallucinogenic experiences in tribal culture - the experience of group mind, and has the class try to talk about their experience of this in an exercise they did with drums over the weekend. She also reads native Tai Maidu (CA Native American tribe) Mountain Lion stories. This is class 10 of 12.
This is class 8 in the series Compassion for Place taught by Joanne Kyger at the Naropa Institute in the summer of 1981. Kyger talks about the Dogribs, part of the Athapaskan clan, their use of the poisonous mushroom amanita muscaria, the problem of new age white shamanism, esp. in poetry, and various Native American poets. She also reads her own work and talks about her time in Puerto Rico traveling with Peter Warshall, and mentions many poets and writers and their works including Jung, and...
A workshop, "Beat And Other Rebel Angel," taught by Joanne Kyger at the Naropa Institute October 1991. Kyger continues speaking about and discussing the work of the poet Jack Spicer focusing on Spicer's book "Admonitions."
Joanne Kyger class disscussing and listening to the soundtrack of the film "Pull My Daisy" written by Jack Kerouac and produced by Robert Frank and Albert Leslie with characters played by Gregory Corso, Allen Ginsberg, Peter Orlovsky and narrated by Jack Kerouac. Related tapes 91P183-91P195.
Part one of a class traught by Joanne Kyger in July 1977. In this class Joanne reads from her South Sea journals. She makes additional personal notes on the journals and the class discusses what she has read. This is the 4th class in a series.
This is class III of Compassion for Place, a series taught by Joanne Kyger at the Naropa Institute in 1981. Kyger continues to discuss Coyote and read Coyote stories, but widens the discussion to its image as the trickster, and how Coyote can also be female. She reads from Snyder's The Old Ways, and talks about his Coyote Journal. A large part of the recording focuses on students in the class reading their nature-based assignments, created by visiting the same individual outdoor space alone...
This is the second half of a class by Joanne Kyger from July 1977. In this class students read their assignments and there is class discussion. This is the third class in a servies. This is tape 2 of 2.
Joanne Kyger class on William S. Burroughs. She provides a detailed account of his life growing up in St. Louis his being sent to private school and graudation from Harvard. She recounts that he first began writing at the age of 14 and knew he was a homosexual at a young age. She gives anecdotal stories of Burroughs. Tells of his wife Joan Vollmer whom he shot in the head and some about his son William Jr. who died in 1983. She discusses his on and off addiction with drugs and reads pieces from...
Kyger has the class read the work they wrote in reponse to assignments on the coyote story and compassion for place. She also lectures on Maria Sabina and reads some of her work. This is class 7 of 12.
A Joanne Kyger class on experimental female writers. Kyger discusses Mina Loy, Lorine Neidecker, and Gertrude Stein. She gives background on each, discusses their work, and places them in a timeline of female writers. The class concludes with a question and answer session.
byKyger, Joanne; Schelling, Andrew; Warshall, Peter; Wilson, Peter Lamborn
First half of a panel on Dharma and eco-poetics, chaired by Andrew Schelling at Naropa's Summer Writing program, with Joanne Kyger, Peter Lamborn Wilson, and Peter Warshall. Schelling asks the panel to look at strategies for writers interested in environmental issues. Wilson and Warshall talk about the politics of environmentalism. Kyger points out that ecology begins at home with a "Zen awareness" of the household. The panel ends with a question and answer session. (Continued on...
byKyger, Joanne; Schelling, Andrew; Warshall, Peter; Wilson, Peter Lamborn
Second half of a panel on Dharma and eco-poetics, chaired by Andrew Schelling at Naropa's Summer Writing program, with Joanne Kyger, Peter Lamborn Wilson, and Peter Warshall. Schelling asks the panel to look at strategies for writers interested in environmental issues. Wilson and Warshall talk about the politics of environmentalism. Kyger points out that ecology begins at home with a "Zen awareness" of the household. The panel ends with a question and answer session. (Continued on...
Second half of a Joanne Kyger class on Gary Snyder's work. She discusses his life, his interest in Zen, and the journals included in his book Earth Household. Part way through the class, Snyder appears in person. He and Kyger discuss mythology and literature. Snyder reads and discusses his work and Kyger reads some of her poetry. (Continued from 90P042)
Joanne Kyger and Lorenzo Thomas readings. Kyger reads "Bolinas fog," "For the San Francisco Zen Center," "An Adonis springtime poem," "From the Jataka Tales," "Narcissus," " Take it o moon on the run," and others. Thomas reads "The leopard," "Cameo in sudden light," "Not gonna take it," "Chased passions," "House of red lights," and others.